Stanford senior forward Dwight Powell and head coach Johnny Dawkins were among the 12 player-coach tandems that descended on the Pac-12 Networks studio last Thursday for the Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Media Day. The event was in anticipation of the upcoming season, which officially tips off on Nov. 8.
Stanford men’s basketball team has known for several weeks that the only path to the program’s first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2008 was winning four games in four days to earn an automatic berth at the Pac-12 Tournament. The Cardinal didn’t get past Day One, losing a thrilling overtime game against Arizona State 89-88 on Wednesday afternoon at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
The road to a March Madness invitation continues Saturday night when the Cardinal (14-9, 5-5 Pac-12) travels to Tempe, Ariz., to take on the Arizona State Sun Devils (1-5, 7-3 Pac-12).